assembly Bill A10440

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to accreditation, approval, and operation of midwifery birth centers

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Jul 13, 2020 reported referred to rules
May 18, 2020 referred to health

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A10440 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8307
Current Committee:
Assembly Rules
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2803, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A259, S1414

A10440 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that the commissioner of health shall approve the operating certificate of a midwifery birth center which is accredited by a recognized accrediting organization.

A10440 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   10440
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               May 18, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Gottfried)
   -- read once and referred to the Committee on Health
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law,  in  relation  to  accreditation,
   approval, and operation of midwifery birth centers
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Subdivision 11 of section 2803 of the public health law, as
 added by chapter 397 of the laws of 2016, is amended to read as follows:
   11. (A) The commissioner shall make regulations relating to  midwifery
 birth  centers,  including  relating to establishment, construction, and
 operation, considering the standards of state and national  professional
 associations  of midwifery birth centers, in consultation with represen-
 tatives of midwives, midwifery  birth  centers,  and  general  hospitals
 providing obstetric services.
   (B)  (I) AS USED IN THIS SUBDIVISION, "ACCREDITING ORGANIZATION" MEANS
 A NATIONAL  ACCREDITING  ORGANIZATION  THAT  PROVIDES  ACCREDITATION  TO
 MIDWIFERY  BIRTH CENTERS, RECOGNIZED BY THE COMMISSIONER IN CONSULTATION
 WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF MIDWIVES, MIDWIFERY BIRTH CENTERS,  AND  GENERAL
 HOSPITALS  PROVIDING  OBSTETRIC  SERVICES.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL NOT
 UNREASONABLY WITHHOLD RECOGNITION  OF  AN  ORGANIZATION  SEEKING  TO  BE
 RECOGNIZED UNDER THIS PARAGRAPH.
   (II)  WHERE  A PROPOSED MIDWIFERY BIRTH CENTER DEMONSTRATES THE INTENT
 AND CAPABILITY TO OBTAIN AND MAINTAIN ACCREDITATION  BY  AN  ACCREDITING
 ORGANIZATION,  IT SHALL BE DEEMED TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS ARTI-
 CLE FOR A MIDWIFERY BIRTH CENTER FOR APPROVAL OF A CERTIFICATE OF INCOR-
 PORATION, ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION AND ESTABLISHMENT, AS TO  ANY  MATTER
 PROVIDED FOR IN THE ACCREDITING ORGANIZATION'S STANDARDS.
   (III) REGULATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR APPROVAL OF
 A CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION, ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION, ESTABLISHMENT,
 AND  OPERATION  OF A MIDWIFERY BIRTH CENTER ESTABLISHED OR SEEKING TO BE
 ESTABLISHED UNDER THIS ARTICLE, INCLUDING A DETERMINATION OF PUBLIC NEED
 AND COMPLIANCE WITH OPERATIONAL AND PHYSICAL PLANT STANDARDS, SHALL  NOT
 BE  INCONSISTENT WITH ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED FORTY OF THE EDUCATION LAW AND
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.